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UN chief hoping for draft of global climate deal

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05/12/2014

U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said Thursday he will travel to the climate conference in Peru next week and is hopeful that delegates will draft an agreement to reduce greenhouse gas emissions blamed for global warming. Ban said he is encouraged by new targets for fossil fuel use announced recently by the United States and China, the world's two biggest polluters, as well as the European ...

Natural gas down 29 pct in a month

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24/12/2014

Natural gas, the nation's most prevalent heating fuel, is getting cheaper just as winter is arriving because of mild temperatures and plentiful supplies. The price of natural gas has dropped 29 percent in a month, to $3.17 per 1,000 cubic feet on Tuesday from nearly $4.50 in late November. That's a steep drop even for a fuel notorious for volatile price swings. The lower prices are expected to ...

EERE Announces up to $2M for Clean Energy Supply Chain and Manufacturing Competitiveness Analysis for Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies

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24/12/2014

The Energy Department has selected three projects to receive up to $2 million in new funding for analysis of the hydrogen and fuel cells domestic supply chain and manufacturing competitiveness. Funded in part by the Clean Energy Manufacturing Initiative, this funding opportunity supports the Department's broader effort to boost U.S. competitiveness in the manufacturing sector. The projects ...

As US cleans up, it`s exporting more pollution

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23/12/2014

Heat-trapping pollution released into the atmosphere from rising exports of U.S. gasoline and diesel dwarfs the cuts made from fuel efficiency standards and other efforts to reduce global warming in the United States, according to a new Associated Press investigation. Under President Barack Obama, the U.S. has reduced more carbon pollution from energy than any other nation, about 475 million ...

Portable gas analyzer series wins the German Design Award 2015

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22/12/2014

The PG-300 series, a lineup of portable gas analyzers, won the German Design Award 2015, one of the most prestigious design awards in the world. Overview of the award-winning product series The PG-300 Series of portable analyzers are used to measure the concentrations of gas constituents in exhaust flue gas resulting from combustion processes and boilers, etc. Having acquired certification in ...

Arctic offshore drill company enters guilty pleas

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22/12/2014

The company hired by Royal Dutch Shell PLC in 2012 to drill on petroleum leases in the Arctic Ocean pleaded guilty Friday to eight felony environmental and maritime crimes. Noble Drilling U.S. LLC, based in Sugarland, Texas, agreed to pay $12.2 million after pleading guilty to five counts of failing to maintain records on a drill ship that operated in the Chukchi Sea, one count of failing to ...

EPA sets first national standard for coal waste

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22/12/2014

The Obama administration on Friday set the first national standards for waste generated from coal burned for electricity, treating it more like household garbage rather than a hazardous material. Environmentalists had pushed for the hazardous classification, citing the hundreds of cases nationwide in which coal ash waste had tainted waterways or underground aquifers, in many cases legally. A ...

Panasonic Develops `Photocatalytic Water Purification Technology` - Creating Drinkable Water with Sunlight and Photocatalysts

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23/12/2014

In India, approximately 70 per cent of the population uses water not from taps but primarily that from under the ground. Leaching into it are harmful substances such as agrochemical residues, the arsenic of Himalayan ore veins, and hexavalent chromium produced from leather tanneries. This contamination has come to be seen as a societal problem, having caused health problems for as many as 50 ...

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